How to Clean and Care For Your (re)zip Bag

Periodically wipe a thin coat of vegetable oil along closure grooves to keep them closing smoothly.

What's the best way to clean (re)zip bags?

To extend the life of your (re)zip bag, we recommend that they are washed by hand. 

Flat, Stand-Up and Tall bags

Add a drop of dish soap with water to your (re)zip. Seal it up and shake it around. It’s sort of fun. Wash and rinse bag and seal thoroughly.

Prop them open on a rack (or even a glass or wooden spoon will do in a pinch) and allow them to dry thoroughly or wipe them with a clean towel before storing.

Roll-top and Zippered bags 

Machine washable in cold or warm water. Turn the bag inside out before placing in the washer and air dry.

My (re)zip seal seems stiff and not as easy to close. What should I do?

Certain dish soaps may dry out the seal over time and cause it to stiffen slightly. Periodically wipe a thin coat of olive oil along closure grooves to keep them closing smoothly. This will ensure the longevity of your double-lock closure.

Do (re)zip bags stain?

Stains may affect how a bag looks, but they’re just as safe and leakproof as ever. Certain colorful foods, like carrots, tomato sauce, and turmeric can stain a (re)zip. To subdue discolorations, make a paste of warm water and baking soda. Rub it onto the stain and let it sit for 24 hours. Rinse thoroughly. Wash and dry as usual.

The smell of that onion stayed in my (re)zip bag. What should I do?

Some foods (you know who you are) leave an aroma in your (re)zip. Baking soda works wonders here. Simply mix warm water into the baking soda to make a thick paste. Spread it all over the inside of the bag. Let it sit for 24 hours. Wash, rinse, and dry.